Vero Beach Disney Resort- Shutter’s Sunday Brunch
Why We Went: Sometimes your day calls for something special and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, located on the Atlantic Treasure Coast of Florida, has just the thing to please every palate: tasty Mickey Mouse shaped waffles.
What We Had: Our brunch consisted of typical breakfast and brunch items, Conch Chowder, a variety of salads, seafood bar (featuring peel & eat shrimp, sushi, oysters, and snow crab legs), and a separate dessert bar. The brunch also included in the price your choice of either a soda, Bloody Mary, Mimosa or glass of champagne. The brunch foods were lined down a hallway that leads you from the hostess stand to the dining room. Everything was labeled nicely and the staff took care to restock items as needed.
Bonus: Inside Shutter’s, in a different location than the main brunch bar, lie an omelet station where one can order custom made omelets and pick up Mickey waffles, a crowd favorite. A carving station offered prime rib, mouthwatering brisket, or smoked pork. The meats were accompanied by a nice selection of sauces and salsas.
It Wouldn’t Be Disney Without Something Special
Something Special: One of my favorite things on the brunch bar is the trio of deviled eggs. The curry ones ranked the top spot. Kids will appreciate the small part of the buffet designated to things they love, especially chicken fingers and macaroni & cheese.
Best Part of the Meal: The Sunday brunch includes a wide variety of foods, many not listed, and even the pickiest eater should be able to come out with a full plate. The food presentation is pleasing to the eye and Shutter’s offers a nice ambiance.
Bonus: Once you are finished with your meal, you may opt to stroll the Disney property grounds, walk on the beach, browse the wonderful gift shop, or simply admire the lovely hotel.
What Needs Improvement: Service at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is a big downfall for me, all 10 times I have been. The hostess staff always seems confused and makes a big production of seating you, then the wait staff is not very friendly and extremely slow. Be prepared to wait for drink refills and anything else you might need. One last thing is that the crab legs are served “wet”, and while delicious, they are not able to crack as usual, you will have to work hard to peel them and be drenched with water I am assuming because the crab legs are not steamed and stored properly to the guest advantage.
Tip: Another fun place to try at the Disney Vero Beach Resort is the Green Cabin Room, which features a patio overlooking the beach serving delicious entrees and appetizers. I recommend the Crab Dip and any of their speciality drinks; some come with glowing ice cubes or special glasses. Also, check out the online schedule for the Pirate Bounty Buffet which features Disney characters Pirate Donald and Pirate Goofy. The pirate buffet includes a feast of picnic style foods such as oak-grilled chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, brisket and more. I am gaga for the Disney characters, plus this buffet is very affordable.
Total check: $27.95 per person for the Sunday brunch
My Rating Scale (1- lowest to 10- highest)= 7 1/2
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